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Friday 27 February 2014 Friday 27 February 2014

ANF: Til Hemîs town in Cizîrê Canton liberated  The town of Til Hemîs in Cizîrê Canton of West Kurdistan, Rojava, has been cleansed of ISIS groups and fully liberated on the seventh day of the... Read more

Thursday 26 February 2015 Thursday 26 February 2015

US Department of State daily press briefing: Jen Psaki, Spokesperson: Daily Press Briefing, Washington, DC – February 26, 2015 We’ve been clear that there’s no better recruiting tool for... Read more

Wednesday 25 February 2015 Wednesday 25 February 2015

ANF: ISIS base taken on South Kurdistan border YPG/YPJ operations are continuing against ISIS gangs to the south of the village of Tal Hamis. A broad area has been liberated and fighters say the operation... Read more

Tuesday 24 February 2015 Tuesday 24 February 2015

ANF: Operation in south Qamishlo continues  YPG (People’s Defense Units) Press Centre said in a written statement that the operation launched in south Qamishlo in order for the elimination of the... Read more

ANF: Ströbele: PKK ban is full of inconsistencies and must be lifted ANF: Ströbele: PKK ban is full of inconsistencies and must be lifted

In spite of the effective struggle being waged by the PKK against ISIS in the Middle East, the insistence of the German government in maintaining the ban on the PKK led the Left Party to put down a motion... Read more

Monday 23 February 2015 Monday 23 February 2015

The helicopters drop barrel bombs on the countryside of Daraa Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: The helicopters drop barrel bombs on the countryside of Daraa Daraa Province: Violent clashes took place... Read more

Sunday 22 February 2015 Sunday 22 February 2015

YPG and Turkish flags wave at the new site of the tomb Flags of the Turkish state and the YPG/YPJ are waving in the village of Ashme where the tomb of Suleyman Shah is set to be relocated. Flags of the... Read more

Saturday 21 February 2015 Saturday 21 February 2015

Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: Intensive clashes break out in the countryside of Ayn al- Arab “Kobani” Reliable sources reported to SOHR that 2 citizens died in the south of the city of Ayn... Read more

Friday 20 February 2015 Friday 20 February 2015

Firat News/AFP: 550 families have returned to Kobanê so far The Commission of Return which was established in Suruç district of Urfa following the liberation of Kobanê town from ISIS gangs last month... Read more

Saman Naseem and Efsharî brothers executed Saman Naseem and Efsharî brothers executed

Political prisoners Saman Naseem, and brothers Ali Efsharî and Habîbullah Efsharî in Urmia prison have been executed by the Islamic Republic of Iran. Friday, February 20, 2015 at 7:00 PM Urmia –... Read more

Thursday 19 February 2015 Thursday 19 February 2015

Firat: News/AFP: 10 more villages liberated in Kobanê Ten more villages have been liberated from the clutches of ISIS gangs on the southern front in Kobanê Canton. Ten more villages have been liberated... Read more

Wednesday 18 February 2015 Wednesday 18 February 2015

Newsweek: Kobane Still Riddled With Unexploded ISIS Munitions While Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) fighters and Kurdish civilians celebrate the liberation of Kobane from ISIS after a four-month... Read more

Tuesday 17 February 2015 Tuesday 17 February 2015

ANF News: YPJ Commander: We are ready to unite the 3 cantons of Rojava YPJ Commander Azime Deniz who talked about the second wave of operations said victory in Kobanê was close and that they would soon... Read more

Monday 16 February 2015 Monday 16 February 2015

Firat News: Women’s economy in Rojava Women have taken the lead in the Rojava Revolution, establishing women’s foundations and cooperatives for the participation of women in social and economic... Read more

Sunday 15 February 2015 Sunday 15 February 2015

Firat News: 15 February plot protested in Kobanê The people of Kobanê who defeated the occupation attempt of the ISIS as a result of historic resistance have today condemned the international plot against... Read more

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Support Kurds: What you can do

REPORT ON URGENT AND ESSENTIAL NEEDS IN KOBANÊ REPORT ON URGENT AND ESSENTIAL NEEDS IN KOBANÊ

REPORT ON URGENT AND ESSENTIAL NEEDS IN KOBANÊ [full report here: EN Kobane Report] February, 2015 A CALL FROM THE ADMINISTRATION OF KOBANÊ CANTON To International Aid Bodies to Rebuild and Normalise... Read more

Kobanê reconstruction committee calls for aid Kobanê reconstruction committee calls for aid

Firat News: Kobanê reconstruction committee calls for aid To the Press and Public: Establishing Kobane Reconstruction Board Kobane Canton has been an under severe blockade for nearly two years, and... Read more

ISIS – what can we do? ISIS – what can we do?

ISIS fills a vacuum for some people who are looking for a leader, and something to believe in, maybe those who do not feel they belong, and they get swept away with the ‘born again’ kind of... Read more

How to send money to Kurds in Syria/Rojava How to send money to Kurds in Syria/Rojava

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Nottingham Kurdish Solidarity Campaign Conference 31 January 2015 Nottingham Kurdish Solidarity Campaign Conference 31 January 2015

I came away from this Conference with hope that we can join together with others who will support: the people of Kobani who face the massive task of rebuilding the fabric of their town and their lives,... Read more

Gunter: ‘Post-state entities reshaping Middle East map’ Gunter: ‘Post-state entities reshaping Middle East map’

15 January, 2015: The urgency of the present situation facing the people of Kobane and the longer term implications of the transformation of the Middle East were issues addressed at the public meeting... Read more

‘Join the protest to call the Paris murders to account‘ ‘Join the protest to call the Paris murders to account‘

Firat News: The Organising Committee for the actions around the second anniversary of the murders of Kurdish women revolutionaries Sakine Cans?z, Fidan Do?an and Leyla ?aylemez in Paris on 9 January 2013... Read more

Friday 2 January 2014 Friday 2 January 2014

Facebook: Jiyar Gol uploaded a new video: “INSIDE KOBANE” is a documentary film we produced for BBC. It gives a glimps of the way Kurdish journalist gather news under constant shelling and... Read more

Thursday 25 December 2014 Thursday 25 December 2014

Firat News:  ISIS gangs ‘bought vehicles from Turkish troops’:  Ziyad Osman, a resident of Kobanê who was attacked yesterday by ISIS gangs with heavy weaponry while waiting with his vehicle... Read more

Tuesday 23 December 2014 Tuesday 23 December 2014

al-Monitor: Kurds draw pride from defense of Kobani KOBANI, Syria — Entering Kobani, I didn’t know what to expect. In the thick of night, it was impossible to see very much. Apart from the occasional... Read more

Wednesday 15 October 2014 Wednesday 15 October 2014

Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: Reliable resources reported to SOHR that YPG fighters could advance in the neighborhood of Kani Arban in the city of Kobani and take control over 2 positions after... Read more

Friday 10 October 2014 Friday 10 October 2014

Firat News:3 more die after being kept waiting at border 3 more wounded persons from Kobanê have lost their lives as a result of the Turkish state’s attitude of turning the transfer of the wounded... Read more

Shenagal – ISIS – analysis Shenagal – ISIS – analysis

Firat News: HAK-PAR issues Sinjar report ANF – ANKARA 13.09.2014 11:30:30 Rights and Freedoms Party (HAK-PAR), known to be close to the political line of the KDP, sent a delegation to Sinjar... Read more

Thursday 4 September 2014 Thursday 4 September 2014

Syrian Observatory for Human Rights:   Final death toll for Thursday 04/09/2014, approximately 226 people killed in Syria. The dead : 28 civilians, 55 rebels, 37 Non-Syrian Islamic fighters, 21 NDF,... Read more

Shengal/Sinjar Yezedi tragedy continues Shengal/Sinjar Yezedi tragedy continues

Guardian: Yazidis still stranded on Mount Sinjar: ‘We need weapons now more than food or water’ The US has said little about Mount Sinjar since 14 August, when Obama declared the siege... Read more

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Reports

REPORT ON URGENT AND ESSENTIAL NEEDS IN KOBANÊ REPORT ON URGENT AND ESSENTIAL NEEDS IN KOBANÊ

REPORT ON URGENT AND ESSENTIAL NEEDS IN KOBANÊ [full report here: EN Kobane Report] February, 2015 A CALL FROM THE ADMINISTRATION OF KOBANÊ CANTON To International Aid Bodies to Rebuild and Normalise Life in the Canton of Kobanê After months of fighting, our brave YPG and YPJ units have successfully driven out all ISIS terrorists from our democratic... [Read more of this review]

HRW: Syria: New Spate of Barrel Bomb Attacks HRW: Syria: New Spate of Barrel Bomb Attacks

Government Defying UN Resolution FEBRUARY 24, 2015: (New York) – The Syrian government has carried out hundreds of new indiscriminate attacks over the past year with air-delivered munitions, including improvised weapons such as barrel bombs. The attacks have had a devastating impact on civilians, killing or injuring thousands of people. Human Rights... [Read more of this review]

Kurdish Female Fighters and Kobanê Style Revolution Kurdish Female Fighters and Kobanê Style Revolution

Kurdish Female Fighters and Kobanê Style Revolution October 8, 2014 by rojwomen.com Source: Huffington Post, by Houzan Mahmoud The role of women in war, peace and revolution has long been portrayed in manifold, often contradictory ways. Images of women as victims, pacifist peace makers, protestors, and home makers have dominated literature. Opposed... [Read more of this review]

New Decree also Abolishes Forced Marriage and Honour Killing. New Decree also Abolishes Forced Marriage and Honour Killing.

The local government of an autonomous Kurdish area in Syria has granted women equal rights to men. The move came as dozens of Kurdish women and girls are taking arms to combat the insurgence of terror group Islamic State (Isis), who have seized large swathes of Syria and Iraq since its uprising erupted in July. IS has imposed its own rules and version... [Read more of this review]

Rebuilding Kobane Rebuilding Kobane

After 134 days of fierce fighting, Kurdish forces managed to take control of Kobane city centre. The news about the liberation of the city circulated all over social media, especially on Twitter, on Monday. The official announcement of the city’s liberation was made on Tuesday, with a ceremony attended by both military and civilian officials. The... [Read more of this review]

The Constitution of the Rojava Cantons The Constitution of the Rojava Cantons

The Social Contract of Rojava Cantons in Syria Preamble We, the people of the Democratic Autonomous Regions of Afrin, Jazira and Kobane, a confederation of Kurds, Arabs, Syrics, Arameans, Turkmen, Armenians and Chechens, freely and solemnly declare and establish this Charter. In pursuit of freedom, justice, dignity and democracy and led by principles... [Read more of this review]

Gunter: ‘Post-state entities reshaping Middle East map’ Gunter: ‘Post-state entities reshaping Middle East map’

15 January, 2015: The urgency of the present situation facing the people of Kobane and the longer term implications of the transformation of the Middle East were issues addressed at the public meeting in the House of Lords on 12 January which was jointly organised by Peace in Kurdistan Campaign and Kurdistan National Congress (KNK). Titled The Collapsed... [Read more of this review]

Syria Mid-term Implementation Assessment Syria Mid-term Implementation Assessment

18 August 2014: Mid-term Implementation Assessment -Syria  Read More →

If the will were there to really bring change … If the will were there to really bring change …

Personal thoughts: Kurds need to be able to protect people in their area – for humanitarian reasons as well as credibility. If they are given massive help with this they will be released from that struggle and mor able to concentrate on protecting the area and all these people.  [Read more of this review]  Read More →

Salih Muslim Mohammed – Democratic Union Party, Syria Salih Muslim Mohammed – Democratic Union Party, Syria

Watch now 12 MONTHS LEFT DURATION: 30 MINUTES Zeinab Badawi speaks to Salih Muslim Mohammed, leader of Syrian Kurdish party the PYD, which is part of the National Coordination Body for Democratic Change, a secular, pro-democracy coalition inside Syria. The extremist group ISIS is expanding its foothold in Syria, after its recent gains in neighbouring... [Read more of this review]

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